Institutes and Centres

Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine

The Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) is an internationally recognized clinic and research institute focused on medical reconstructive sciences. Established in 1993, iRSM is a joint initiative of the University of Alberta, Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services, based at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

iRSM has an interdisciplinary team providing expertise in surgery, medicine, dentistry, rehabilitation medicine, engineering and computing science for head and neck reconstructive treatments and rehabilitative care. The experts are fully integrated to provide clinical care, research, education and training in reconstructive medicine and technology. 

iRSM provides complex specialized osseointegration technologies – implant technology – to patients with head and neck defects resulting from cancer, trauma and congenital conditions. 

Interdisciplinary teams across five faculties at the University of Alberta provide iRSM with innovative research in both basic science and applied research to continually find methods to further develop medical practices and increase quality of care. 

As an institute dedicated to reconstruction of the head and neck, a full range of treatment expertise within a patient-centered model of care is provided. Recognized for excellence in head and neck reconstruction and rehabilitation, iRSM is an international leader with global partnerships and collaborations with organizations all over the world. 

Upcoming Events

iRSM Research Forum
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
2-44 Corbett Hall (8205-114 ST), University of Alberta

Register at:

1W-02, 16940 - 87 Avenue
Misericordia Community Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5R 4H5
Phone: 780.735.2660
Fax: 780.735.2658